Headstone – John & Susannah Blakeley
Cracked and broken-off headstone fragment, with clear inscription to John Blakeley (1772-1845), a shipwright, and his wife Susannah, née Rhodes (1774-1828), erected by their children. They had married on 19 February 1797 at Holy Trinity.
Inscription and donor(s)
TO THE MEMORY OF
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE DEC.R 17.TH 1845,
AGED 73 YEARS.
WIFE OF THE ABOVE,
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JULY 12.TH 1828
AGED 54 YEARS.
THIS STONE IS ERECTED AS A TRIBUTE
OF RESPECT BY THEIR BEREAVED CHILDREN
|Susannah||Blakeley (née Rhodes)||1828|
Physical attributes & manufacture
Broken off from lower part of stone; crack through it vertically, but inscription legible.
J Barton, Monumental Inscription in Holy Trinity Churchyard (1860), published as Holy Trinity (Churchyard only) Monumental Inscriptions, EYFHS (2005), no. 736.